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Geopolitics

Japan’s Taiwan Policy – Is Deeper Engagement the New Normal?

Thursday 9th September 2021

Suga Yoshihide’s successor as prime minister will have to navigate a tricky environment.

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Economy

Getting the WTO Back on Track: The Lengthening Global Trade To-Do List

Wednesday 8th September 2021

Another ministerial conference is approaching later this year and, with a new director-general at the helm, there are hopes for a revival in the global body’s fortunes.

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Population & Society

The Social Implications of Philippines-China Security Competition in the South China Sea

Friday 3rd September 2021

The Chinese-Filipino community has called for dialogue and diplomacy but has been branded by some in the Philippines as Chinese first and Filipino second.

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Politics

Do You Hear the People Tweet?: The Role of Social Media in Indonesia’s Foreign Policy

Thursday 2nd September 2021

Are Indonesia’s diplomats in danger of being influenced by those who shout loudest on Twitter and Facebook?

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Population & Society

A Roadmap to Build Back Right: The Sharing City

Thursday 26th August 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has re-energized moves to achieve a sharing economy.

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Health

Designing Mental Health into Cities Will be Essential Post Covid-19

Thursday 26th August 2021

Post-Covid-19 resilient cities will be those that take advantage of the built environment to prevent mental ill health.

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Population & Society

The Tokyo Olympics and Japan’s Quest for Unity in Diversity

Thursday 19th August 2021

Early results from surveys indicate that the pandemic-plagued Olympiad had little social impact among young Tokyo residents.

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Geopolitics

Afghanistan at a Crossroads: Perspectives on the Ground

Thursday 19th August 2021

2020/21 AsiaGlobal Fellow Jason Yip reflects on the unfolding situation and considers the concerns of ordinary Afghan people.

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Population & Society

Earth’s Amphibious Transformation: Urbanizing Asia’s Seas

Thursday 12th August 2021

Instead of focusing only on how to control the movement of water, cities should also embrace the ongoing “amphibious transformation” by adapting to life on water.

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Geopolitics

Japan, the US and China: A Shared Olympic History

Thursday 12th August 2021

A reflection on the possible implications of Tokyo 2020 on Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympic Games and the future of China-US relations.

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Covid-19

The Most Vulnerable: The Pandemic’s Impact on Bangladesh’s Garment Workers

Thursday 5th August 2021

Workers are left at the mercy of employers, who laid off an estimated 10 percent of the workforce.

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Covid-19

Can Covid-19 Reverse Myanmar’s Destructive Path?

Thursday 5th August 2021

The coronavirus vaccine could be a lever to change the junta’s behavior – and save lives.

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Security

The Quest for Outer Space Norms: Legal vs Political

Thursday 29th July 2021

Proponents of transparency and confidence-building measures led by the US need to meet halfway with China and Russia.

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Technology

Geopolitical Rivalry is No Answer to Managing the Pressing Risks of New Technology

Wednesday 28th July 2021

The world needs supplier-blind cybersecurity to ensure new technologies work for people and are not weaponized in a new Cold War.

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Geopolitics

China and the Gulf Nations in a Changing World: The Opportunities and Challenges of Deeper Engagement

Thursday 22nd July 2021

While ties between China and the Gulf states have a strong foundation and great potential, the road ahead is not without challenges.

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Geopolitics

American Foreign Aid and its Consequences for Human Rights Protection in Southeast Asia

Wednesday 21st July 2021

Converging interests of donor and recipient, together with the domestic legitimacy of the beneficiary government, affect the scope of repression in aid-receiving states.

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Covid-19

Don’t Let This Crisis Go to Waste: The Danger of Treating Covid-19 as Endemic

Thursday 15th July 2021

The Covid-19 crisis should be regarded as a rare opportunity for a global reset.

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Politics

Crisis Leadership Tested: Indonesia’s Response to a Covid-19 Second Wave

Thursday 15th July 2021

The country may be better served if President Joko Widodo signals a commitment to democracy by not running for a third term.

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